Talent Coven

S01 Ep01 - Why Invest in Manager Capability Building?

July 07, 2020 Think Talent Services Season 1 Episode 1
Talent Coven
S01 Ep01 - Why Invest in Manager Capability Building?
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Talent Coven
S01 Ep01 - Why Invest in Manager Capability Building?
Jul 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Think Talent Services

There has always been a debate about both efficacy of and investment in managerial training. There is recognition that manager capability is key to smooth functioning of an organization. However, given the business challenges and economic environment in the next few months and years, is this really an area of focus for CEOS and CHROs?

  • Why should organizations invest in managerial capability building? Is there money and mindshare for it?
  • Whose need is it anyway? Employees may be quite happy in non managerial roles in the future given the deep challenges, stress and need for learning that will come with manager roles.
  • Should not each individual manager actually build their own skills? If people aspire to manager positions, they should ready themselves. This is an argument forwarded by many.
  • Is investment in managerial capability similar to investment in other people capabilities, e.g., technical skills. How will leaders balance and decide where to invest?
Show Notes

There has always been a debate about both efficacy of and investment in managerial training. There is recognition that manager capability is key to smooth functioning of an organization. However, given the business challenges and economic environment in the next few months and years, is this really an area of focus for CEOS and CHROs?

  • Why should organizations invest in managerial capability building? Is there money and mindshare for it?
  • Whose need is it anyway? Employees may be quite happy in non managerial roles in the future given the deep challenges, stress and need for learning that will come with manager roles.
  • Should not each individual manager actually build their own skills? If people aspire to manager positions, they should ready themselves. This is an argument forwarded by many.
  • Is investment in managerial capability similar to investment in other people capabilities, e.g., technical skills. How will leaders balance and decide where to invest?